We proudly announce the launch of our Local Roots Backyard Summer Concert Series!
These live music events will take place in a beautiful backyard nestled in the lovely neighborhood Victoria Woods in Tualatin, Oregon.
The series kicks off on Saturday July 18th at 3pm with performances from local songwriters Haley Johnsen, David Pollack, and Ronnie Carrier.
Tickets include a full dinner, beverages, desserts and snacks (including veggie options), and a commemorative poster. Alcohol will be available for a separate price. Proceeds from the night will go directly to the musicians.
Haley Johnsen is a singer songwriter best characterized by her powerhouse vocals and unique lyrical perspective. Drawing inspiration from acts like Bonnie Raitt, Grace Potter, and Brandi Carlile, Haley writes and sings with a soulful determination that is willful, playful, but never forced. Born in Oregon to musical parents, she grew up around everything from pop, classic rock, country, and gospel, an appreciable quality that is easily recognized in her original songs. Haley completed her first headline tour of Europe in January & February of 2019. She also toured in the U.S with electronic DJ and producer Big Wild during March of 2019 as his bass player and backup vocalist, and as direct support for the band Joseph across the USA. She independently released her first full studio album and LP Golden Days on May 24th, 2019 and most recently her London Session recorded live at Abbey Road Studios.
Soulful. Emphatic. Dynamic. Melodically accessible. That’s the best way to describe David Pollack, the Portland, OR-based alt rock frontman who believes in the power of a good song. Pollack whet his chops as a teen performing in the all ages NYC rock club scene, while spending summers at Buck’s Rock Creative Arts Camp and the Berklee School of Music. He then released a collection of bedroom demos entitled Out the Other Side (2010) after returning from two years of college in Burlington, Vermont. Over the next several years, Pollack played in several bands, recorded his debut full-length solo record entitled Put It Into Words (2014) while finishing his studies at Fordham University in New York. When the Lights Turn Blue (2015), a collection of songs about dealing with depression produced by Gian Stone (Maroon 5), saw Pollack exploring a darker, sophisticated roots rock sound. In 2018, Pollack relocated across the country to Portland, OR and made many trips to Seattle to work with longtime friend and producer Jon Henshaw to create a more electronic and experimental based album titled Realignment (2018). This year, he released his DP EP, a fun-blasted 4 song EP with echoes of pop-punk, soul, classic rock n' roll, and more.
Known for literary lyrics, captivating melodies, and a voice of humble power, Ronnie Carrier is a songwriting star rising up in the West. A skilled lyricist who creates narrative through an emotional blend of varying musical influences, Ronnie is unmatched in both style and structure. Both her debut album"Lost in the Eclectic" and her recent collection of live performances “Are You Listening?” have been featured on Portland Radio Project, Women of Substance Radio, and CCTV in Salem. Prior to performing out as an original songwriter, Ronnie performed in several award winning choral ensembles for over 10 years, including large chamber choruses, quartets, women’s choruses, and madrigal singers. The overtones of choral influence can be heard in both her vocals and open chord progressions. Now she performs up and down the west coasts at music festivals, local venues, private parties, and more. Her entrancing music composition and intricate lyrics have received praise from the likes of KMUZ, KRVM, and KPOO. She is an expert at the mouth trumpet.
Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy space for musicians and music lovers to join again. We will be following the guidelines set forth for social distancing, providing masks and hand sanitizer, as well as limiting the number of guests to avoid exceeding the legal maximum attendees. This event is 21+ only.